May 1, 1933-August 19, 2018
Peacefully passed away at Golden Birches Terrace, Blind River, on August 19, 2018 at the age of 85.
She leaves behind her sons Barry (Sharon), Cletus and Billy, as well as her daughters Bernadette (the late Wayne), Julianne, Diane Morningstar and Nancy Whitehead.
Forever missed by her grandchildren Stephanie, Samantha, Steven, Chico, Timothy, Shawna, Shannon, Rene, Ricky, Cathy and Healther and her great grandchildren Callie and Zoe.
She also leaves her sisters Peggy and Elva as well as many nieces and nephews. Lena was predeceased by her husband William Boyer, her parents Mike and Molly Chiblow, her son Steven, her brothers Richard, Camille, Adlard, Emmett and Leo and her sisters Helen, Martha and Rita.
Lena cooked meals for the children at the Mississauga First Nation Day Care Centre for over 30 years. She also volunteered her time to the Blessed Kateri Catholic Church on the Mississauga First Nation, performing various tasks.
Lena spent her Sundays preparing large meals for her family, often using vegetables grown from her own garden. She especially looked forward to springtime when her and her husband William would head to the sugar bush to collect sap and boil it into maple syrup.
She enjoyed bingo and played every Tuesday and Sunday. She had a positive outlook on life and was always ready and willing to lend a hand and help those in need.
A visitation for Lena will start at 12pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Mississauga First Nation Band Hall and will continue until her funeral service and mass on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11am. Burial to follow at St. Edwards Cemetery. Father Ignatius Xavier officiating.
Immediately following Lena’s burial, the family invites you to join them in a feast at the Mississauga First Nation Band Hall.
Arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home www.menardfh.com